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  1. Posts : 4,466
    Windows 10 Education 64 bit
       #51

    One of my peeves is the Action Center notification icon (flag) pooping up to tell me "No current issues detected". Even when its set to notifications only.
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  2. Posts : 1,483
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
       #52

    alphanumeric said:
    One of my peeves is the Action Center notification icon (flag) pooping up to tell me "No current issues detected". Even when its set to notifications only.
    LOL! Good one! I just think of it as "comfort food."
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  3. Posts : 5,941
    Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
       #53

    Hi there

    Only 3 gripes -- 2 minor and 1 MEGA irritant

    1) No Email client -- I actually LIKED the sheer simplicity of Outlook express. True I have Office 2010 installed and hence Outlook 2010 but for a home user who doesn't need HUGE address books and loads of connections to corporate email systems Outlook express did the job JUST FINE-- and please I HATE Windows LIVE so don't mention that in response.

    2) Lack of DECENTLY being able to use a number of Virtual desktops simultaneously like the old Deskmanager Power toy. The W7 alternatives all seem to have some sort of niggles whereas the old XP version worked just FINE.

    3) MEGA GRIPE -- No equivalent facility to NETMEETING is in W7. I know you can use solutions such as logmein etc but these all require EXTERNAL servers to be available.

    Netmeeting was fine -- especially for SHARING desktops etc and it could all be done via the company's OWN LAN -- no external providers needed.

    NOTE I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT REMOTE DESKTOP (RDP) here --everytime Neetmeeting gets mentioned people often suggest RDP -- that is NOT what NETMEETING IS FOR -- different application entirely.

    Cheers

    jimbo
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  4. Posts : 283
    Windows 7 X64 Professional
       #54

    Wishes


    I love Windows 7! It's my 2nd favorite OS after Linux. I used to be a hardcore Mac fanboy until I finally figured out I was way overpaying for the same hardware. I also loathe Apple's policies on their software. I like to customize my OS to how I work. Apple is by far the least customizable OS of the three I use.

    Anyhow, a couple of things I wish Windows 7 did that Linux and Mac OS do:

    1. I wish I could scroll on a window that wasn't the focused window. I.E. Say I've got an IM chat window open and focused but a browser window in the backgrownd. I'd like to be able to scroll through the browser window without actually switching to it.

    2. I wish I could have decent virtual work spaces. I LOVE the way Linux does virtual desktops. Mac OS is OK but, Linux is the bomb! I've tried some 3rd party stuff for Windows 7 but, they just don't cut the mustard.

    3. In XP, I used to have all the folders in my Start Menu set up with their own custom icons so I could easily and visually locate stuff. I haven't found a way to do this in Windows 7. Minor anoyance.

    Other than that, Windows 7 is by far the best thing Microsoft has ever turned out. I love it!

    EDIT
    :

    P.S. Why, oh why, can't Internet Explorer remember window sizing?!?!?
    Last edited by bug67; 22 Sep 2010 at 03:30.
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  5. Posts : 5,642
    Windows 10 Pro (x64)
       #55

    bug67 said:
    1. I wish I could scroll on a window that wasn't the focused window. I.E. Say I've got an IM chat window open and focused but a browser window in the backgrownd. I'd like to be able to scroll through the browser window without actually switching to it.
    You can but it depends on support from the mouse drivers.
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  6. Posts : 1,158
    Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
       #56

    For multi-boot, not being able to edit boot.ini via system startup button in Advanced system Settings
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  7. Posts : 8
    windows 8.1
       #57

    hinding files


    Dont know if this is the right place or not but i am getting with windows 7
    i am trying find "Documnets and Settings" folder in my "C" drive however, its not there (strange i know) but when i try to make a folder called "Documents and Settings" windows 7 keeps on telling me its alreaddy there and would i like to merge the folders. If i say no the warning box gose away and i am left with a new folder called new ok thats fine however, if i say yes to the merge the dam thing disapears grrr and it cant be found using the search box or the avd search. Can someone please help before i kill the computer

    many thanks

    Waggy
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  8. Posts : 1,158
    Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
       #58

    Waggy said:
    Dont know if this is the right place or not but i am getting with windows 7
    i am trying find "Documnets and Settings" folder in my "C" drive however, its not there (strange i know) but when i try to make a folder called "Documents and Settings" windows 7 keeps on telling me its alreaddy there and would i like to merge the folders. If i say no the warning box gose away and i am left with a new folder called new ok thats fine however, if i say yes to the merge the dam thing disapears grrr and it cant be found using the search box or the avd search. Can someone please help before i kill the computer

    many thanks

    Waggy
    Hi waggy

    Welcome to Seven Forums :)

    From MS forum

    Vista/Win7 uses a different file structure than XP does/did. Those familiar
    folder names you may be used to, like "My Documents", "Documents &
    Settings", etc. are not folders in Vista/Win7. They are junction points,
    and are used for legacy programs which were written to utilize the XP file
    structure.

    href="http://www.svrops.com/svrops/articles/jpoints.htm">Svrops.com - Windows Vista Junction Points
    They will redirect the programs to use the equivalent Vista/Win7 folders.
    If you keep the protected operating system files hidden, you won't see them.

    In Vista/Win7......
    Documents & Settings -> \Users
    My Documents -> \Users\youraccount\Documents
    My Music -> \Users\youraccount\Music
    Application Data -> \Users\youraccount\AppData
    etc.

    Favorites is located under your user account folder.
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  9. Posts : 3,300
    Win7 Home Premium 64x
       #59

    I think I have seen this as well. Doc's/Settings is not listed when you browse the computer, but if you click on the "Users" folder, it will take you to your user which is a subfolder of Doc's/Settings
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  10. Posts : 283
    Windows 7 X64 Professional
       #60

    logicearth said:
    bug67 said:
    1. I wish I could scroll on a window that wasn't the focused window. I.E. Say I've got an IM chat window open and focused but a browser window in the backgrownd. I'd like to be able to scroll through the browser window without actually switching to it.
    You can but it depends on support from the mouse drivers.
    It shouldn't. It should be built into the OS. It is a built in feature of the OS in the other two. If it's dependent on mouse/touchpad drivers, I have yet to see any that support it.

    I'm still liking me some Windows 7. This is just a minor annoyance I posted in a "post your minor annoyances thread."
    Last edited by bug67; 22 Sep 2010 at 09:49.
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